Why Apply?

The AoC Beacon Awards offer colleges the opportunity to showcase the many inspiring and innovative ways they support students, staff and communities.

The awards have grown to represent the very best approaches that FE colleges are adopting to meet the skills needs of local employers and the career aspirations of their students.

Applying for the AoC Beacon Awards can result in a number of benefits:

  • Colleges have the opportunity to reflect on the successful approaches they have developed to teaching and learning, as well as review the positive impact that they have on their students.
  • Shortlisted colleges have a greater opportunity to showcase the ways in which they are inspiring and supporting their students.
  • Winning colleges receive monetary grants between £2,000 and £5,000 to assist in taking forward the development of their initiative.

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